Facade installation is ongoing at Aurora Capital and William Gottlieb Real Estate's 40 Tenth Avenue, the 10-story, 140,000 square foot spec office building adjacent to the High Line at West 13th Street. Design of the tower is led by Jeanne Gang of Studio Gang and uses the firm's strategy of "solar carving" which, according to their website, "uses incident angles of the sun’s rays to sculpt a building’s form." The northwest and southeast corner of the rectangular tower massing will be carved away by this principle to produce a faceted façade and allow more sunlight to reach the adjacent green space of the High Line and the street. Much of the flat curtain wall panels have already been installed, with work underway on the faceted glass panels at the southeast corner.
Architect: Studio Gang; Developer: Aurora Capital and William Gottlieb Real Estate; Program: Office, Retail; Location: Meatpacking District, New York, New York; Completion: March 2019.